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Systems Engineer


Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Are you a Systems Engineer or Systems Administrator with strengths in Windows OS and Microsoft Systems? Do you look to solve problems through automation and scripting? Are you Customer Services driven? Do you have a strong desire to stay on the cutting edge of technology? If the answer to these questions is YES, then the Global Operations team at Amazon wants to talk to you.

The Global Operations team’s mission is to support robust, highly available, and easy to use services for our internal customers across the global enterprise. We are looking for Engineers who are proficient in all aspects of system administration and engineering to support and maintain global infrastructure services in our enterprise. We own back-end systems that are used by all Amazonians for daily business productivity including: Exchange, Active Directory, Lync, SharePoint, System Center Configuration Manager, MSSQL Server, IronPort, remote access VPN, Xen, Secure Printing, internally developed tools, and a variety of Windows-based services.

You must be comfortable taking initiative, operating at a global scale, and working across teams in an agile environment. Our engineers are level-headed, top-notch performers who demonstrate composure, love working as a team, and proactively take the lead whenever necessary.
Global IT values diversity of thought and wants to grow through hiring people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences, allowing us to continue to innovate for complex problems.


· Bachelor's Degree in a technical field or relevant work experience
· 3+ years industry experience.
· 1+ years managing large-scale enterprise level systems.
· Proficiency in all aspects of system administration and engineering of Microsoft technologies to deploy and maintain global infrastructure services in our enterprise with an emphasis on the platforms listed above.
· Ability to program to solve problems and automate repetitive tasks in a common scripting or programming language such as Perl, PowerShell or VBScript.
· Experience writing and automating SQL queries for a variety of purposes, including reporting, monitoring
· Clear, professional communication skills. Able to contribute to team discussions, knowing when to contribute, when to listen, and when to ask questions.


· Strong leadership skills and a successful track record of driving issues to resolution
· Flexibility, thinking on your feet, and strong problem solving skills
· Demonstrable track record dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering measurable results in an agile environment.
· Experience working with AWS infrastructure.


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